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West Steak and Seafood

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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in...
Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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  • 151
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply Superb

Dined there two nights in a row. The food and service were both superb!! The scallops were to die for. Also thoroughly enjoyed the filet mignon, lobster tail, sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. One of the best dining experiences ever. Will definitely return next time I'm visiting Carlsbad.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Yolanda J
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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El Paso, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Have eaten there MANY times and on our last visit there we discover they have a new chef.... Extremely disappointed and won't return the next time we are in the area. They had THE BEST onion soup.....now it's not even on the menu; waiter recommended their chili instead.....it was more like bean soup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Dined there two nights in a row. The food and service were both superb!! The scallops were to die for. Also thoroughly enjoyed the filet mignon, lobster tail, sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. One of the best dining experiences ever. Will definitely return next time I'm visiting Carlsbad.

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Napa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is an exceptional restaurant located in the West hotel. The lighting is dark, but it's elegant. We dined in the bar and had light meals and the food was excellent. The Happy hour menu was a fine dining experience and such a good value. Everything from scallops to filet mignon sliders. Wish we had been staying another night to... More 

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Los Angeles
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Hadn't been here in a couple years so decided to go for a work dinner. Was planning on just getting the filet but then the server tells us about this special filet called "eye of the ribeye" and the description was mouthwatering. 4 of the 5 us ordered it and I have to say it was very tender and extremely... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went here to celebrate our 30th anniversary and enjoy a great meal. The food is absolutely above reproach. I had the bone in filet and my wife enjoyed the grilled salmon. Both were done to absolute perfection. Perhaps because we were celebrating our anniversary the waiter slowed the meal down (benefit of the doubt here). But with reservations at... More 

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Herrin, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had the Bison Steak it was well prepared and tasted great. My husband had the New York Strip and it also was very tasty. The cream corn was to die for. The salad was very fresh. Our waitress was great and they have other staff making sure your drinks are filled and your table cleared of empty plates. The only... More 

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Idaho
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115 reviews 115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have eaten here 4 times in the past couple years and just got around to writing a review. What can I say other than we never got past the numerous delicious appetizers 2 of the 4 times since they were so good there was no reason to move on. 'Farm to Table' fresh food prepared superbly. Location: Located just... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Every bit of food was excellent, done perfectly. We both had steak, king crab legs, home grown vegetables. Martinis were awesome!

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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191 reviews 191 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A group of 5 of us came here when we were nearby for a conference. One of our group had looked up the reviews and suggested it. From the moment we arrived the service was very good, the ambience was nice and the noise level allowed for easy conversation. We shared a few starters which were all very good, from... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Outstanding menu and wine offerings. Knowledgable and friendly server. My petite filet and accompaniments were all spot-on, as ordered. I ordered off-the-menu for a diabetic-friendly dessert. The server suggest a bowl of berries... That was precisely what would be right from me. Not a hesitation... She had a great answer. The miss: One member of our part-of-five asked for steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene

Description

Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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